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UN must bolster role in coordinating Member States’ efforts to tackle challenges, Tajik leader says

Addressing the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly today, Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, called on the Organization to carry out its mission, coordinating the efforts of Member States to build resilience to the many challenges and threats peoples and countries face.

Tajik restrictions on opposition, civil society, media ‘eroding’ rights, says UN expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern over the increasing Government restrictions on opposition parties, civil society and the media over the past year in Tajikistan.

UN human rights office voices concern after Tajikistan bans Islamic political party

The United Nations today voiced concern about an increasing risk of human rights violations connected with the recent banning of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), and the arrest and detention of more than a dozen of its members since early September.

Tajikistan: UN review finds that access to clean water among most pressing environmental challenges

Access to clean water and improved sanitation and waste management remain some of the most pressing environmental challenges for Tajikistan, according to a United Nations review of the Central Asian nation’s management of its environment, published today.

UN anti-crime official highlights role of Central Asian cooperation in fighting drug trade

With 90 per cent of the world’s illicit opiates being produced in Afghanistan, the neighbouring frontline states in Central Asia have a key role to play in tackling drug trafficking, the United Nations top anti-drugs and crime official said today, during a visit to Tajikistan.

UNICEF report details negative impact of labour migration on Tajik families

A new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on labour migration from Tajikistan shows that many children left behind are exposed to bullying and suffer from depression as well as increased aggression and rebellion.

Tajikistan: UN appeals for aid for flood victims

The United Nations today called on the international community to support the Tajik Government’s appeal today for $5.3 million to provide relief and recovery aid to thousands of victims of deadly floods in the south of the impoverished Central Asian country.

UN agency takes aim at two birds with one stone – poverty and global warming

In a novel track in the battle against global warming, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has given 800 poor families in Tajikistan thousands of seedlings to plant not only to provide fruit, but to offset the carbon footprint of vehicles used in the agency’s food aid work.

UN food distribution brings New Year cheer to Tajik widow

The United Nations distributed enough food to feed 250,000 people for two months in impoverished Tajikistan last month, but it is the smile in the eyes of a 42-year-old widow on a cold winter’s day in the mountains that puts a face on the statistics ahead of the important New Year’s Day celebration.

Another $6 million needed to help Tajikistan’s flood victims, UN says

As temperatures plummet below zero degrees Celsius in southern Tajikistan, the United Nations humanitarian wing today called for $6 million to help victims whose homes were destroyed during spring flooding and mudflows earlier this year.